Methods for Volumetric Reconstruction of Visual Scenes

Slabaugh, G.G., Culbertson, W.B., Malzbender, T., Stevens, M.R. & Schafer, R.W. (2004). Methods for Volumetric Reconstruction of Visual Scenes. International Journal of Computer Vision, 57, pp. 179-199. doi: 10.1023/B:VISI.0000013093.45070.3b

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Abstract

In this paper, we present methods for 3D volumetric reconstruction of visual scenes photographed by multiple calibrated cameras placed at arbitrary viewpoints. Our goal is to generate a 3D model that can be rendered to synthesize new photo-realistic views of the scene. We improve upon existing voxel coloring/space carving approaches by introducing new ways to compute visibility and photo-consistency, as well as model infinitely large scenes. In particular, we describe a visibility approach that uses all possible color information from the photographs during reconstruction, photo-consistency measures that are more robust and/or require less manual intervention, and a volumetric warping method for application of these reconstruction methods to large-scale scenes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:VISI.0000013093.45070.3b
Uncontrolled Keywords: scene reconstruction; voxel coloring; space carving; photo-consistency; histogram intersection; volumetric; warping
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Informatics > Department of Computing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4698

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